In the Toy Hall of Fame I'm guessing you would expect to see Lincoln Logs, Legos, Mr. Potato Head and Barbie. But would you have expected the cardboard box to be the newest inductee?
When I read this it made me smile because we have all seen kids spend more time "playing with the box" than with the toy that came inside.
As I thought about it a bit more it reminded me of our innate creativity and that our children, when "playing with the box" are exercising that creativity. Yes the gift inside the box may be marvelous, but the box can be anything from a fort, to a house, to a spaceship... to whatever they want it to be.
Our kids know that because they hear their inner creativity calling.
Let that be a reminder to you the next time you see a cardboard box. Let it remind to you exercise your creativity!
You can read the full announcement HERE